SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

August 04, 2011 22:45 ET

Russell Global Indexes: Asia Index Outperforms All Major Regions for Month of July

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - The Russell Asia Index (2.5%) reflected the strongest returns for the month of July followed by the Russell Asia Pacific Index (1.9%) and the Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index (1.0%). Conversely, the Russell Europe Index and the Russell Latin America Index reflected the lowest returns of -3.2%.

In regards to sector performance across the Russell Global Index, the energy sector outperformed all others, posting 0.6% for the month of July, followed by the consumer staples sector (0.1%). The producer durables sector (-4.2%) was lowest performing sector, trailed by the financial services sector (-3.0%) and utilities and health care sectors, which each reflected returns of -1.6% for the same time period.

Russell Indexes July 2011
Russell Global Index -1.6%
Russell Asia Index 2.5%
Russell Asia Pacific Index 1.9%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index 1.0%
Russell Emerging Markets Index 0.3%
Russell Developed Index -1.9%
Russell 3000 Index -2.3%
Russell Europe Index -3.2%
Russell Latin America Index -3.2%

Russell Index Sectors July 2011
Consumer Discretionary -1.2%
Consumer Staples 0.1%
Energy 0.6%
Financial Services -3.0%
Health Care -1.6%
Materials & Processing -1.1%
Producer Durables -4.2%
Technology -0.2%
Utilities -1.6%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: